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Samhain: The Descent
October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$50
7PM – 9PM EVENT
Samhain: The Descent
The Eastern Star Room in The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Descend with us for a Samhain experience
live at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Winter is coming. One cycle ends while another waits to be born. As we slip into darkness in the northern hemisphere we are excited to present a unique Samhain experience at the legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
The veils are thin
A rite of passage awaits.
Are you ready?
Samhain: The Descent is an initiation into the magic darkness at one of the world’s most historic and glamorous final resting places. This is a liminal time when the veils between this world and the Otherworld are thin. You are invited to surrender to the spectral realms and drop into the cauldron of Samhain with us..
This immersive experience evokes the spirit and mythos of Samhain through symbols, sound, scent and other sensory surprises. We will travel together on a wild Irish wonder voyage (mytho-sensory immram) and celebrate the power of rest as a radical act. We will weave breathwork with story, song and communal ritual practices. This special gathering will be guided by Kathy Scott (Cultural Activist of The Trailblazery, Ireland) with Anne Walsh (Singer, Sound Healer, Alchemizer). Together we will remember the ancestors, honour our descendants and claim our collective place in the world as ancestors-in-training.
In Ireland, the ancients were rooted in the seasons of the Earth and aligned with the cycles of the Cosmos. They marked these gateways with ritual and ceremony and bequeathed us with a calendar map – the Wheel of the Year. The annual cycle starts at Samhain – the vestibule into the darker half of the year. This ancient pagan fire festival has its roots in Ireland, inspiring Halloween and All Hallows Eve and shares similarities with the indigenous Mexican festival Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Samhain is the season of death and renewal governed by the Great Crone Goddess, the Cailleach – the divine hag. Also known as the Witches New Year, Samhain is an alchemical time of transformation and transmutation.
These high holy (hallowed) days around the portal of Samhain are an invitation into a deeper mythic relationship with the cycle of Creation – the womb tomb. This is a liminal time when the veils between this world and the Otherworld are thin. Life and death merge and the seen and unseen commune, opening a gateway to deep inner wisdom and guidance. This time of hibernation reflects the cues and clues of the natural world which draws deep within
This is a potent opportunity to purge and release all that rots and no longer serves us so that we can regenerate and rise together.
** LIMITED TO 50 PARTICIPANTS
** FREE ONSITE PARKING OPENS 5:30PM
** The show will be held in The Eastern Star room in the historic Masonic Lodge built in 1931.
** There are no elevators in this historic landmark.
** Ascending stairs is required to enter the venue.